From 23 September The Historical Museum opens an exhibition dedicated to women's urban fashion. The new exposition will bring together items from the museum collection, private collections and archives of Russian designers — characteristic images of fashionable city dwellers from different eras will be recreated in front of the visitor. The exhibition will run until 13 February 2023 the last 160 years
The abolition of serfdom in 1861 gave a powerful impetus to the development of Russian cities, which, in turn, contributed to a change in urban fashion, which now belonged not only to aristocrats, but also to new townspeople, including peasants. A special and very eclectic image of the Russian city has appeared, which will change from epoch to epoch, at the same time retaining its originality. Style on the streets of a Russian city — a mixture of Western trends and Asian brilliance, discreet chic and variegation of needlework, practicality and brilliance — in a word, a combination of the incompatible.
New exhibition project of the Historical Museum — this is an excursion into the history of women's urban fashion in Russia in the middle of the 19th century and to the present day. The exposition will bring together items from the collection of the Historical Museum, private collections and archives of Russian designers — characteristic images of fashionable city dwellers from different eras will be recreated in front of the visitor. Guests of the exhibition will see magnificent outfits of the era of corsets and crinolines, spectacular dresses of fashionistas of the early twentieth century, post-revolutionary fashion images, nomenclature brilliance of the 1930-1950s. Much attention at the exhibition will be given to images of women's urban style in the 21st century.
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“This project continues a series of exhibitions of the Historical Museum, demonstrating fashion in the context of the development of history and cultural traditions. Over the last few years, we organized exhibitions dedicated to the history of folk costume, court costume, and the phenomenon of men's fashion and style. I hope that people of different generations will come to our new exhibition, because the unique image of any city is created, first of all, by its inhabitants», — noted Alexey Levykin, director of the Historical Museum.
For the first time, as part of an exhibition project, the image of a city dweller in Russia will be shown in such a complete and various way. The exhibition will consist of 6 thematic zones (“Station”, “Delovaya Street”, “Beauty Salon”, “Showcase”, “Theatrical Tour”, “Park”, in samples of costumes from different years will be presented, as well as accessories, wardrobe details and entourage of the era. This approach will make it possible to fully present urban fashion in its various manifestations.
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We we were not trying to cover the entire history of urban fashion in Russia (yes is possible but recreating the vivid images of women in the city of the last 160 years in a variety of circumstances. And yes you will not see a single male image, we show the city of women in all its eclectic diversity. City street and urban style are heterogeneous, and we took this principle of eclecticism as the basis: don expect consistent movement from date to date, from suit to suit, from dress to dress along the chronological tape. You will see townswomen of different eras in different urban spaces and circumstances: they rush to work, meet relatives on the platform, dress up for a very solemn event», — saidTim Ilyasov, author of the exhibition project, fashion researcher.
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The style of a resident of any big city
Despite the fact that most of the items are associated with Moscow, the exposition does not clearly link to a particular city — images of heroines can be imagined in any big city in Russia.
«Our exhibition is about the style of a resident of a big city, therefore, in the development concept, we tried to reproduce the rhythm of urban space in lines and squares of streets and blocks. The whole space seems to be strung on a wide avenue — the central artery of the metropolis, from which streets, lanes, squares diverge. The main department store (the “Showcase” space) is also located on the central avenue, a little further on is the station square, business districts, a park, and theatres. All space — city in miniature. Even the huge showcase representing historical bags resembles a building with windows. Slender lines of streets, arches, columns, windows — everything works to create the image of the city, in which fashion organically exists — notes Yulia Napolova, author of the exhibition idea, architect.
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In & nbsp; the first room called "Showcase" one dress is listed separately. This dress was designed byNadezhda Petrovna Lamanova — great Russian couturier. Before the revolution, Lamanova dressed the high society of the Russian Empire, including the Empress herself, and in the 1920s — became one of the engines of new costume design for a new country.
Along with images of the city, the history of Russian fashion will also be shown: from Nadezhda Lamanova to the works of contemporary designers. For the first time, things by famous Soviet fashion designers who worked in the main modeling organizations of the USSR will be exhibited, for example, kits created by Tamara Faidel at the All-Union House of Fashion Models and Alla Levashova at SKhKB . Of modern Russian designers, there are well-known brands such as Igor Chapurin,Alena Akhmadullina, Victoria Andreyanova, Svetlana Tegin, and young bright designers and brands: Roma Uvarov, Anton Lisin, Daniil Antsiferov, Outlaw, Sasha Gapanovich, House of Leo, Gate 31, Monochrom, Laroom, < strong>12 Storeez.
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